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Illustrator for the In-House Designer

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Transition your Illustrator skills to a role as an in-house designer. Learn how to leverage artboards, symbols, libraries, and plugins to save time performing common design tasks.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Illustrator for the in-house designer
1. Producing Print Graphics in Illustrator
  • Print color considerations
  • Document raster effects
  • Using artboards as pages
  • Using layers for substitutions
  • Using libraries effectively
  • File output formats
2. Producing Digital Graphics in Illustrator
  • Digital color considerations
  • Working with artboards
  • Layer and object naming
  • Working with Asset Export
  • Using symbols and libraries
  • Image formats
  • SVG
  • SVG interactivity in Illustrator
  • Create a usable image map
3. Basic Print Production in Illustrator
  • Print production in a nutshell
  • About spot colors
  • Adding a varnish plate
  • Overprint view
  • Separations preview
  • Creating a multitone single color file
  • Many flavors of PDF
4. Using Plugins
  • Some useful Illustrator scripts
  • DynamicSketch
  • VectorScribe
  • Phantasm
  • MirrorMe
  • VectorFirstAid
  • Nimbling SSR30
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Tony Harmer

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